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PHP Date and Time Tutorial

PHP allows you to use the date() function to format a time and/or date.

The php date function accepts 2 arguments: date(format, timestamp).

The format argument is always required and specifies the format to display the date in.

The timestamp argument is optional and can be used as an alternate to the server time.

<?php
echo date("Y-m-d");
echo "<br />";
echo date("Y/m/d");
echo "<br />";
echo date("M d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("F d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("D M d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y, h:i:s");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y, h:i A"); ?>

The code above creates the date and timestamps below:

2017-08-20
2017/08/20
Aug 20, 2017
August 20, 2017
Sun Aug 20, 2017
Sunday August 20, 2017
Sunday August 20, 2017, 08:22:32
Sunday August 20, 2017, 08:22 AM